New to SoHo in November

Escape at Dannemora

➢ This eight-part, Ben Stiller-directed Showtime series is based on a stranger-than-fiction 2015 prison break in upstate New York that sparked a state-wide manhunt. Benicio del Toro plays convicted murderer Richard Matt – an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison – who masterminds the escape and becomes involved with convicted cop-killer David Sweat (Paul Dano) and Tilly Mitchell (Patricia Arquette), a working class wife and mother who supervises the prison’s tailor shop and carries on affairs with both convicts while helping them to break out. (8.30 Mondays from November 19.)


➢ Based on James Grady’s novel Six Days of Condor and its 1975 film adaptation Three Days of the Condor, it stars Max Irons as a young conflicted CIA analyst who stumbles onto a scheme that threatens the lives of millions and is forced to go  on the run. William Hurt, Leem Lubany, Angel Bonnani, Kristen Hager, Mira Sorvino, Bob Balaban and Brendan Fraser co-star. “The storytelling, here, is workmanlike and efficient,” Variety said. “But Joe’s story comes to life too infrequently. … [Supporting performances] can’t save Condor from a dull leading man and a premise that’s less adapted than retreaded, but they make it much more fun.” (8.30 Wednesdays from November 28.)


➢ In his first series role in more than two decades, the award-winning Jim Carrey plays Jeff – aka Mr. Pickles – an icon of children’s television and a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds. However, when his beloved TV family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy-tale, fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. Catherine Keener, Frank Langella, Judy Greer and Justin Kirk co-star. “The show is a mixed bag, much of it feeling like the Showtime quirky dramedy formula (see also: United States of Tara, SMILF) on full blast,” Rolling Stone said. “Carrey’s worth the price of admission, though.” (9.30 Thursdays from November 1.)

● Also new will be season two of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus (10.30 Mondays from November 26 while box set weekends will include Atlanta (S1&2), Animal Kingdom (S3), Mayans M.C. and The Deuce (S2).

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